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NEW 2021 C500 6X6 W/ FABCO TRANSFER CASE, TRACTOR, GLOBAL SALES INTERNATIONAL WARRANY ON CHASSIS, CUMMINS EXPORT ENGINE, ALLISON OR FULLER 15-SPD, MANY AXLE CAPACITY SELECTIONS INCLUDING PLANETARY FRONT AND REAR, 6X6 FABCO, AXLE TECH, CALL TODAY AND ASK FOR EXPORT SALES OR EMAIL.*EXPORT ONLY*RIGHT HAND DRIVE AVAILABLE*GCW RATINGS TO 1,000,000#*6X4 & 6X6 & 8X8 & 10X10*INTERNATIONAL WARRANTY AND DELIVERY ANY WHERE IN THE WORLD*CUSTOM BUILT FOR ANY APPLICATION, ANY TERRAIN, AND TEMPERATUREKENWORTH (PACCAR GLOBAL SALES), CUSTOM BUILT FOR YOUR PURPOSE. Tractor with 600 hp, Allison M6620A Transmission, 999k lb GCW.385/95R25 Michelin- XMHS-LEFT HAND or RIGHT HAND DRIVE-SIMPLE DESIGN-MINIMIAL ECM's-LOW MAINTENANCE COST-EASE OF MAINTENANCE-ROBUST DESIGN-INTERNATIONAL WARRANTY (KENWORT / PACCAR GLOBAL SALES)-INTERNATIONAL WARRANTY BY CUMMINS-INTERNATIONAL WARRANTY BY ALLISON, EATON, MERITOR-EXCEPTIONAL QUALITYSince the early 1920s, Kenworth has been known as the best truck to buy if you expect to take a beating and survive – a reputation earned by tackling some of the most demanding applications and operating conditions on the planet. Today, the Kenworth C500 stands as testament to all that back-breaking experience Kenworths have withstood the world over. Whether it’s moving 200 tons of coal through the jungles of Southeast Asia. Oil rigs over the Alberta muskeg. Tall timber out of the woods in Quebec. Or 40 tons of overburden at 15,000 feet in the Andes. This truck is the ultimate beast of burden.Still, with all its muscle, sheer toughness and power, the Kenworth C500 is sure-footed and surprisingly agile – a comfortable, quiet and productive truck that rides like a thoroughbred. No wonder drivers everywhere are proud to climb aboard the Kenworth C500. When it comes to the big jobs, it’s your high value – real world – solution.Kenworth’s ultimate workhorse, the C500 is a most extraordinary, highly versatile, top-to-bottom tough, heavy-duty truck. It’s custom built from the ground up to meet your specific requirements. Without compromise. Your design choices encompass the latest technologies and a spectrum of proven components. Engines to 16 liter (600 hp). High capacity radiators to 1,520 sq in. Front axles to 30,000 pounds or tandem steer axles to 40,000 pounds. Rear axles to 150,000 pounds. Single rear axles, tandems and tridems. Air suspensions, rubber springs or steel springs from 46,000 to 150,000 pounds. Manual transmissions, automatic transmissions and auxiliaries. Front and rear engine PTOs. Split shaft and transmission-mounted PTOs. Sheet metal hood and fenders for severe service. Sloped hood, rear view mirror extensions and cab corner windows for improved visibility. COE crew cab option. A range of frame options with up to two inserts. Raised fuel tanks and brake chambers for greater ground clearance. The list seems endless.Survival engineering in the C500 starts with the backbone – continuous straight rails of heat-treated steel for strength, custom drilled to meet your specifications, unique body designs and specialized equipment. Crossmembers, gussets and all frame-mounted components are free-fit bolted to help absorb road shock and vibration. The cab – so often the measure of longevity in an off-road truck – receives special attention. Kenworth melds aluminum, fiberglass and steel – including 150 pounds of steel reinforcement – into an assembly meant to withstand a lifetime of hard labor. Huckbolts strengthen cab joints for a tighter, more rattle-free environment. Thick bulkhead-type doors hang on continuous stainless steel piano hinges and fit snugly to reinforce the cab structure. Even the mirrors are mounted on the cowl, not on the door, to protect the mirrors and the doors – especially important with extended mirrors for wide loads. Uptime equals dependability and ease of service. So Kenworth builds trucks with a great deal of never-say-die detail – detail that pays off every day you go to work. Take the way Kenworth engineers a radiator – all copper and brass; no plastic. Hoses are straight for quick replacement. Radiator tie rods are mounted to the frame, not cab, for less vibration and longer radiator life. Wiring is neatly bundled out of the way of debris and chemicals. The steering reservoir is oversized to reduce heat and add life to seals. Notice, too, how the engine sits high in the frame, totally ahead of the cab, making filters, valves and components more accessible. The firewall is neatly organized – with heater, air conditioner, electrical master connectors and windshield wiper motors all at your mechanic’s fingertips. And there’s so much more that increases reliability, reduces maintenance and keeps you running. Sure, it’s more expensive to buy a truck built this way. But for tough jobs, worth every cent.As a custom truck builder, Kenworth offers more job-specific and factory-installed options than any other manufacturer. The result is a more integrated, fully-engineered, job-ready solution you can depend on – right from the start. Even your body builder will be pleased. With clear frame space reserved for body equipment, bunk angles already mounted, or an electrical junction box to simplify final wiring assembly, he’s set to do his best work – quickly and efficiently. Among the hundreds of rugged duty options available for the Kenworth C500 are cast eye or slipper front springs, driveline u-joints with increased operating angles for rough terrain, heavy-duty fuel tank straps, steel under-bellhousing crossmember, sheet-metal hood and fenders and severe service packages to match Arctic cold or desert heat. Naturally, you have an almost unlimited choice of chrome and polish options. And Kenworth never forgets the driver. A Diamond interior, cab air suspension and QuietCab sound barrier can turn the toughest job into a walk in the park.Captions for photography on adjoining page:1. Roof-mounted rotating beacon or strobe lights make the truck more visible on the job site or when moving specialized loads. Available with polished or painted mounting brackets.2. Tubular oilfield bumpers are made of high-strength steel to withstand the abuse of bulldozers, tow chains and crowded job sites.3. Split fuel/hydraulic tanks – quality-built by Kenworth for exceptional performance, durability and style – conserve frame space.4. Heavy-duty 7-inch-wide fuel tank straps secure the tanks for the roughest conditions by providing exceptional strength and improved ground clearance. Available with polished finish.5. Planetary hub-reduction axles improve traction on rough surfaces by eliminating windup in the axle shafts.6. Daylite® doors and cab corner windows give your drivers an added measure of visibility around congested job sites.7. Gauges and controls can be specified to monitor or operate virtually any component on the truck. And up to four spare switches are available for equipment you install on-the-job.8. Chromed, heavy-duty box bumper combines robust functionality with show-truck styling.9. Heavy-duty brush guards protect the radiator from branches and a myriad of other obstacles. Hey, its a jungle out there.In the real world, few things work as well – as reliably, as efficiently, as productively – as a Kenworth truck. Whether it’s pulling 500 tons across the scorching deserts of Saudi Arabia. Hauling copper ore at air-starved altitudes in the Andes. Or operating in the frozen north slope of Alaska where you never shut off the engine. It takes confidence and decades of experience to custom build – and support – specialized trucks like these. It also takes the most extensive list of factory-installed options in the industry: front axles to 40,000 lbs., rears to 150,000 lbs.; pushers and tags; engines to 625 hp; double-inserted frames; front-drive axles; tandem front axles, tridem rear drives; sheet metal hoods, brush guards, and skid plates for severe service; front and rear engine-mounted PTOs and transmission-mounted PTOs; tire sizes to 29.5x25.25. If you need a rugged-duty, all business work truck you can count on, count on Kenworth. It’s your high value – real world – solution.1. T800: Quad-axle dump truck. With touch-button adjustability, aerodynamic mirrors enhance visibility and add style.2. T800: Transfer dump. Kenworth’s popular Extended Day Cab greatly expands head and leg room, seat adjustment area and storage capacity.3. T800: Tri-axle dump. Excellent visibility makes maneuvering on the job site easier.4. W900L: Transfer dump set. 30” bumper setting for maximum bridge.5. W900S: 28” bumper setting allows 36-foot bridge for 75,500-lb. GCW and 24-ton payload.6. T800W:Wide hood with 1,520 sq. in. radiator cools big power in tough conditions.7. T800: Tri-axle dump with lightweight options for maximum payload.8. C500: 45-ton off-highway dump truck.9. T800W: Tridem drive axles and wide radiator for high-GCW hauls.Kenworth knows how to build trucks that can shoulder maximum payload with minimum tare weight and move that burden with surefooted confidence over steep, uneven and slippery job sites. Your truck starts as a clean sheet of paper, its wheelbase custom tailored to your job and local/federal regulations. For those who need it, the 28-inch bumper setting of Kenworth’s W900S produces a 36-foot bridge within a 40-foot overall length – satisfying even the most exacting weightmasters. You’ve got the latest high-horsepower engines available to you as well as the suspension, traction control and drive axle combinations you need to get as much of that power to the ground as possible. Pusher axles, hydraulic tanks, power take-offs, split fuel/hydraulic tanks, cast front tow hooks and personalized brightwork aren’t a problem. All these options can be factory installed for a quality-finished product that will move your business ahead.When the job calls for delivering more product per load at the lowest possible cost, Kenworth’s build-it-light-but-right approach pays off big time – especially in transit mix operations. Just look at the cab on most other ten-year-old mixers, and you’ll see what we mean. Legendary for its longevity and integrity, Kenworth’s conventional cab combines aluminum and fiberglass in an assembly that’s not only lighter – contributing to higher payload – but practically corrosion-proof. Inside, thanks to our proprietary QuietCab® sound barrier, a Kenworth is noticeably quieter – even when the unit is running full throttle. Order the optional Cabmate air suspension system, and you just won’t believe you’re driving in a mixer. Sure, it might cost a little more to buy a truck built this way. But the payoff is equipment designed to be more productive, less expensive to maintain and more satisfying to drive. Worth every cent.Kenworth custom-engineers trucks to pull heavy loads over punishing terrain. While you may never challenge 200 tons, even hauling your loader across town can be a real feat with the wrong truck. To achieve compatibility and peak performance, each drivetrain is computer analyzed well before it’s assembled. Select from the latest high-horsepower engines, secure in the knowledge that Kenworth’s 1,520 sq. in. cross-flow radiator will keep them cool – especially critical when you’re running full throttle at low speeds for extended periods. Kenworth offers a wide range of automatic transmissions and automated manual transmissions for smoother startability and easier shifting. Factory installed auxiliary transmissions, pusher axles, tridem drives, rear axles to 70,000 lbs. (120,000 lbs. and more on the C500). And GCWs to 600,000lbs. So if you’ve got heavy loads to haul, rest easy. Your Kenworth can handle it.Kenworth has earned its legendary reputation for reliability, craftsmanship, comfort and longevity in forests the world over. In fact, take a close look at how Kenworth designs trucks for logging, and you’ll know right away that Kenworth engineers have spent a lot of time workingwith loggers. Note the tough, yet lightweight cab construction for durability and higher resale. The flat-glass windshield for quick, easy and inexpensive replacement. The highly adaptable free-fit bolt design that allows maximum frame articulation and flex. The heavy-duty rearcrossmember for pintle hooks. Then check out the long list of application-specific options that you can get factory installed for job-ready, right-the-first-time delivery: stinger-steered end-of-frame configurations, bunk mounting angles, central tire inflation, specialized suspensionsystems (including Kenworth’s own AG400) and enclosed gladhands and lightlines.More visibility: A sloped hood, proprietary Daylite Doors, double-sized peeper windows and stable, cab-mounted mirrors combine to give your drivers a better, clearer view of everything around them. And depending upon your type of operation, optional cab corner windows and additional mirrors can also be added for even greater visibility.More Maneuverability: Kenworth trucks feature advanced steering geometry that produces maximum wheel cut and a tight turning circle – even with flotation-type tires and front drive axle configurations. If you think about it, this kind of maneuverability can mean less time on the job site, more deliveries and more productive – and satisfied – drivers.More Comfort: Kenworth’s cab might just be the perfect working environment for professional drivers. Note there’s no engine intrusion, so no doghouse. Just plenty of room. And quieter, cleaner surroundings. Hand-sewn vinyl or fabric upholstery, in a selection of contemporary colors, comes with coordinated fabric headliners (not painted sheet metal) and rubber floor mats for an interior that’s tough to abuse yet quick to clean. To make the long hours less fatiguing, the toe board angle is flatter than on most conventionals. Premium air ride seats are orthopedically sculpted and fully adjustable for a just-right fit in any driving position. Kenworth’s optional Extended Day Cab expands on these qualities with extra head and leg room, more room behind the steering wheel and added storage capacity – an even greater investment in driver satisfaction. More Control: Kenworth applies sophisticated ergonomic principles to design trucks that are easier to drive. Switches and controls – even those for liftable pusher axles and PTOs – are comfortably visible, clearly marked and right at hand. Glare-free gauges with large, visible graphics are grouped according to function and frequency of use. And a cluster of warning lights that monitor air, oil and coolant is conveniently located in front of the driver in the instrument panel.As a custom truck builder, Kenworth offers factory-installed options to match the truck to the job. The result is a more integrated, fully-engineered product you can depend on – right from the start. For hauling maximum legal loads without sacrificing strength and durability, you can select from a long list of weight-saving components and options including aluminum hubs, fused drums, aluminum clutch housing, aluminum bumper, lightweight charging/starting systems and more. Among the hundreds of severe duty options available are cast eye front springs, reinforced cab, driveline U-joints with increased operating angles for rough terrain, heavy-duty fuel tank straps and steel under-bellhousing crossmember. And naturally, you have an almost unlimited choice of chrome and polish options. After all, it may be a work truck, but it’s still a Kenworth.1. Slipper springs with radius rods. For the most rugged applications, radius rods replace the spring eyes on front springs to take the pounding and shock loads of off-road work.2. Planetary hub-reduction axles. When the surface is rough, hub-reduction axles get better traction by eliminating wind-up in the axle shafts.3. Kenworth aerodynamic mirrors with 4-way remote adjustment and heated convex mirrors. Quick response from touch-button controls adjusts the mirrors fast to improve productivity on the jobsite. Foldaway design resists damage if struck by other equipment.4. Hood support pads, heavy-duty air cleaner panels help secure the hood on rough roads, for longer hood life.5. Center-mounted tow hitch. Includes front frame reinforcement to provide an easy, single-point towing location with plenty of strength.6. Several end-of-frame configurations are available, including the bent-and-welded tractor taper shown here. Drop hitches, pintle hooks, and fifth wheel skid ramps are also available.Kenworth's 59" long taperleaf springs with shock absorbers offer a smooth ride with excellent stability. Available in a wide range of ratings including: 12,000 lb., 13,200 lb., 14,600 lb., 16,000 lb., 18,000 lb., 20,000 lb. and 22,000 lb. As a custom truck builder, Kenworth offers factory-installed options to match the truck to the job. The result is a more integrated, fully-engineered product you can depend on – right from the start. For hauling maximum legal loads without sacrificing strength and durability, you can select from a long list of weight-saving components and options including aluminum hubs, fused drums, aluminum clutch housing, aluminum bumper, lightweight charging/starting systems and more. Among the hundreds of severe duty options available are cast eye front springs, reinforced cab, driveline U-joints with increased operating angles for rough terrain, heavy-duty fuel tank straps and steel under-bellhousing crossmember. And naturally, you have an almost unlimited choice of chrome and polish options. After all, it may be a work truck, but it’s still a Kenworth.7. Roof-mounted rotating beacon or strobe lights. Available with rotating or strobe light beacons, make the truck more visible on the jobsite or when moving specialized loads. Available with polished mounting brackets.8. Kenworth-designed and built tool boxes match the style of Kenworth’s battery boxes, and include a hinged cover with T-handle lock.9. Fender-mounted convex mirrors to supplement your visibility while driving in traffic or on the job site.10. Heavy-duty 7-inch-wide fuel tank straps. For the roughest conditions, oversize stainless steel straps secure the tanks without the standard underslung support, providing exceptional strength and improved ground clearance. Available with an optional polished finish.11. Door bearing blocks make the door an integral part of the cab structure. Rubber wedges on the doors mate with stainless-steel wear plates on the door frame to provide additional cab durability.12. Chromed, heavy-duty box bumper combines robust functionality with show-truck styling.True whether you’re running across the country or across town. The reliability and money-making potential of your business relies a lot on the dependability of your support system. And that comes down to counting on people to have your best interests in mind. Because no matter how you figure it, the time your truck spends in the service bay costs you productive time on the job. That’s why it makes so much sense to rely on your Kenworth PremierCare® dealer for the parts, service and support you need for all your trucks. As a Kenworth PremierCare member, you’ve got priority access to the experts who know your truck inside and out. People dedicated to keep you up and running. People you can trust to stand behind their work. People who appreciate, perhaps better than most, that you’re not in business to merely own trucks, but to profit from them.


600 HP
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Arrangement
Fuel Type
Engine Brake


Number of Speeds
6 Spd


Number of Rear Axles
385/95R25 Michelin- XMHS
All Steel
230 in
Front Axle Weight
32,000 lb
Rear Axle Weight
120,000 lb


Drive Side
Left Hand Drive


Standard Cab

Weights & Dimensions

Gross Vehicle Weight
294,835.04 kg